Gypsum Rose Specimen
Origin: Winnipeg, MB
Size Range: 5 - 6 cm long x 2 - 4 cm wide (approx.)
Weight: 20 - 35 g
Product Type: One of a kind
Desert Rose is the name given to the rose-like formations of Gypsum or Baryte. The rosette appearance comes from the "petals" which are crystals flattened on the c crystallographic axis; this rosette crystal habit usually forms in the arid, sandy conditions found in deserts. Gypsum Roses typically have more defined edges than Baryte Roses.
These Desert Rose specimens are a sandy brown color, with translucent to clear crystal "petals" portions all around the piece. There is plenty of depth and appeal to be found in these small Desert Roses, they would sit well as an accent on a bookshelf, or for use in school projects!
It is believed that the Desert Rose is supportive of personal development, positive change, and growing as an individual. They are thought to be connected with gently removing barriers from previous belief systems that you may have moved on from. A great meditation stone!
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